Bill Duke Net Worth

Bill Duke Net Worth is
$2 Million

Bill Duke Biography

It’s been claimed that the existing size of Costs Duke net value is really as much as 2 million dollars. Costs Duke is mostly called an actor to numerous people however, he in addition has begun his profession as a film director. Therefore, it’s been due mainly to his profession in cinema sector that Costs Duke net worthy of is as high since it is today. Costs Duke is mainly known from drama and actions films, but he in addition has appeared in a few comedies, as well. The actor was created in 1943 in NY. When he was going to Dutchess Community University, he tasted the artwork of performing and drama. When he was learning there, Costs Duke for the very first time made an appearance on stage too, that was in the creation known as “Emperor Jones”. In this creation, he was selected for the leading component. When he graduated out of this college, Costs Duke enrolled into Boston University. In 1971, Costs Duke debuted on Broadway when he was selected to surface in a musical known as “Ain’t Likely to Die an all natural Death”. In the 1980s, Costs Duke provides directed a few episodes of some displays, such as for example “Miami Vice” and “Hill Street Blues”. Ultimately, his are a director became one of many resources of his fame and in addition of Costs Duke net worthy of. In 1976, Costs Duke got one of is own first major functions in a film known as “Cars Clean”. Four years afterwards, he made an appearance in another film known as “American Gigolo”. However, additionally it is worth mentioning that Costs Duke became even more interested into directing movies than showing up in them. In 1985 he served simply because a director of a film made for Television called “The Killing Flooring”. In the 1990s, Costs Duke started to are a director of some theatrical films. In the 1990s, he directed a few such films, including “Hoodlum”, “A Rage in Harlem” and “Deep Cover”. In 1993, he proved helpful as a director for just two films, such as for example “Sister Act 2: Back the Habit”, where Whoopi Goldberg made an appearance, and “The Cemetery Club”. In 2000, he directed a film made for Television known as “The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery”. In 2007, he proved helpful as a director of a documentary creation known as “Prince Among Slaves”. Thus, he has turned into a famous director which involvement in addition has increased the entire amount of Costs Duke net worthy of a lot. Bill Duke net worthy of: Bill Duke can be an American actor and film director who includes a net worthy of of $2 million. He’s known for his actually imposing body, and his work frequently includes action films in addition to criminal offense and drama, although he in addition has done a few effective comedies. William Henry “Costs” Duke, Jr was created in Poughkeepsie, NY on February 26, 1943. He studied at NY University’s Tisch College of Arts and received a BA in Drama from Boston University. He made an appearance on Broadway in 1971 in the musical, Ain’t Likely to Die an all natural Death, and directed many episodes of noteworthy 80’s tv series including Hill Road Blues and Miami Vice. Known for his 6 ft 4½ inches stature and closely shaven mind, he provides appeared in lots of tough guy roles seeing that an actor, including Car Clean, Gigolo, Commando, Predator, The Limey and Actions Jackson. Recently he also made an appearance in Bird on a Wire, Payback, and X-Guys: The Last Stand. Furthermore to performing, Duke also directed it movie, The Killing Flooring, in 1985 in addition to a series of movies in the 90s, including A Rage in Harlem, Deep Cover, Hoodium, The Cemetery Golf club, and Sister Act 2: Back the Habit. He’s the CEO and founder of the Duke Mass media Foundation, and is certainly a humanitarian and activist who devotes his period to charity rather than for profit agencies. Duke is certainly on the Plank of Directors of Educating Youthful Minds after school plan with the objective to help inner town youth in the usa excel in college and life. He’s also extensively associated with the US UNAIDS mission to get rid of AIDS globally. He’s married to National Reserve award Finalist, Shelia Moses. As for your day, Costs Duke net value is estimated at $2 million dollars which sure isn’t a whole lot, having in mind just how many movies he previously made and appeared in, and especially having at heart that he is somebody who has paved just how into entertainment business for a lot of people we now call superstars. Plus, Bill is an extremely universal actor who’s equally good doing his thing films (because of his physically imposing framework, he is offered this type of roles most regularly), dramas and comedies. But how do he earn the tiny fortune he offers? Where does Expenses Duke net well worth steams from? It might be true to state that Bill’s route into movies started when he was their studies at Dutchess Community University. Professor Constance Kuhn offers encouraged him to activate in drama, while Professor Howard Winn observed his skill for creative skill and helped him develop it. After graduating from community university the near future millionaire has continuing to build his understanding and broaden horizons at Boston University (that’s where he got additional instruction in drama) NY University’s Tisch College of Arts and later in the AFI Conservatory. In most cases, the skill for different types of artwork, performing and literature, which includes been obvious since he was a kid, is the main way to obtain Bill Duke net well worth. Now let’s enter information… In 1971 Duke, currently an experienced actor, has made an appearance in a popular Broadway musical Ain’t Likely to Die an all natural Death. Nearly most critics agreed that Duke‘s overall performance was noteworthy, use the theatre didn’t significantly boost his fortune. This is partially because of the fact that his input in to the achievement of the musical was underappreciated, partly because of the inescapable fact that theatre actors usually do not earn just as much as people in Hollywood. Expenses‘s first significant part in movies was in the film Car Clean. In this film e portrayed youthful and fierce Dark Muslim innovative Abdullah Mohammed Akbar. As Duke stands 6,5ft, his body framework suited this role simply perfectly. Despite the fact that the movie had not been an excellent commercial success and didn’t attract mass interest upon its release, ultimately it became a cult film with a little but continuous following. In 1980 Expenses proved that he is a real common actor by convincingly portraying gay pimp at Paul Schrader‘s film American Gigolo. With youthful Richard Gere in the lead, this film became a significant commercial success, grossing a lot more than $22n million domestically with a spending budget of $4.5 million. As a director, Expenses is usually credited for The Cemetery Golf club, Sister Act 2: Back the Habit, The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery and Dark Ladies. Each of these films offers contributed to the entire Bill Duke net well worth! Bill Duke was created as William Henry Duke in the twenty-6th of February in the entire year 1943. Born in NY, has always thought to have born to accomplish something in the entertainment market. He is a guy of dark ethnicity but is pleased with it. He’s a seventy-three-year-aged actor and director who spent some time working hard in the times starting from his times of youth; this is why he is so effective today that he offers been known in the market by everyone who offers acknowledged the importance and excellence of his functions. He was created to Ethel Louise and William Henry Duke Sr. who offers sent him to wait Franklin D. Roosevelt SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. He also visited Dutchess Community University and got his guidelines in carrying out arts and in innovative composing which he founds to possess helped him a whole lot in the profession he thought we would pursue. The profession in the field where Expenses was most interested experienced currently begun when he made an appearance on the Broadway for the musical known as Ain’t Likely to Die an all natural Death and in addition seized the chance to are a director for numerous episodes of the tv screen series like Hill Road Blues and Miami Vice. These initial functions that he did decided what lengths he would be moving in the near future. With the elevation of six ft and four ins, he offers nailed the functions for the tv screen and has always managed his impression in where he goes. Expenses has a net well worth of $2 million, and he deserves the well worth that is accumulated for he offers invested all his drive and desire for finished . he loved performing most. He spent some time working in films like American Gigolo, Commando, Predator, The Limey, Actions Jackson, Exit Wounds, X-Men, National Protection and Obtain Rich or Die Tryin’. In the film American Gigolo, he offers portrayed the part of a gay guy; the part gave him an opportunity to explore a different part of his being. The worth in addition has increased because he began focusing on his directing abilities and also have directed many theatrical movies and dramas. Expenses is single nowadays and does not have any girlfriend, but before he reached age seventy-three, he previously Whoopi Goldberg in his existence. It isn’t clearly found if they dated just or they remained as couple. He being wedded and happy in the partnership was old news, right now he likes the achievement that he has obtained, only. This actor and director possess lots of leisure time probably because he does not have any one to contact as a wife and may be found to become very energetic on Twitter. He offers a lot more than three thousand tweets in his accounts and is accompanied by a lot more than eleven thousand fans who will need to have learned a whole lot from his articles and learnings. He’s an motivation about whom people need to know everything about. To learn even more about him, he are available in Wikipedia.

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Quick Facts

Full NameBill Duke
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 26, 1943
Height1.93 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Television Director
EducationAmerican Film Institute, Boston University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
SpouseShelia P. Moses
ParentsEthel Louise Duke, William Henry Duke Sr.
SiblingsYvonne Duke
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
MoviesPredator, Commando, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Hoodlum, Deep Cover, Dark Girls, Get Rich or Die Tryin', X-Men: The Last Stand, Not Easily Broken, A Rage in Harlem, National Security, Menace II Society, American Gigolo, Payback, Bird on a Wire, Exit Wounds, Action Jackson, The Cemetery Club, Red Dragon, Bad Country, The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Henry's Crime, Car Wash, Prince Among Slaves, The Go-Getter, Street of No Return, Deacons for Defense, Always Outnumbered, No Man's Land, Battledogs, Cover, America's Dream, Who Killed Atlanta's Children?, Light Girls, Freaky Deaky, The Big Bang, Never Again, Yellow, A Raisin in the Sun, Fever, Black Jaq, Clipped Wings They Do Fly, The Killing Floor, Engagement
TV ShowsKaren Sisco, Palmerstown, U.S.A.

Interesting Facts

1Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992) is his favorite film.
2Cousin of Helen Douglas, and Earl Hansen.
3Uncle of Nola Hampton.
4Brother of Yvonne Duke.
5Chairperson of the Radio-TV-Film department at Howard University. [2000]
6Was considered for the role of Lt. Al Giardello on Homicide: Life on the Street (1993).
7Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1992.
8Directed the sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993). Nearly a decade later, he appeared in Red Dragon (2002) with Harvey Keitel, who played the villain of the original Sister Act (1992).
9Appeared in two films opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger: first as a villain in Commando (1985) and second as one of Schwarzenegger's jungle commandos in Predator (1987).
10Frequently collaborates with Laurence Fishburne.
11He is a mentor to young African Americans trying to make it as actors or directors.


1Often cast as law enforcement officers: "Red Dragon" (2002), "Exit Wounds" (2001), "Action Jackson" (1988).


1There are very few things that you do as an actor that are not part of you on some level. I've been able to get a certain freedom, and since I'm an introverted person, it's a way to act out to a certain extent. The profession allows me to be many different kind s of things that I think I don't have the personal courage to be in my personal life.
2[om being typecast as police officers] Once I figured Hollywood might typecast me as the police officer, I turned to directing. That way, I could wait until an interesting project came along.
3I've studied different terms of acting, different kinds. However, I could not say that I subscribe to any particular kind of acting. I utilize what I know from real life to create my characters. Acting for me is an opportunity to really live out a number of different lives. To be able to portray those different aspects of yourself sets you free in a lot of ways.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTelevision: Best DirectorDeacons for Defense (2003)
1997Career Achievement AwardAcapulco Black Film Festival
1985Special Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticThe Killing Floor (1984)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Television DocumentaryDark Girls (2011)D. Channsin Berry (Director)
2010Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest DirectorNot Easily Broken (2009)
2006Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Director - TelevisionMiracle's Boys (2005)Spike Lee

Ernest R. Dickerson

Neema Barnette

LeVar Burton

Kevin Arkadie
1998Black Film AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest DirectorHoodlum (1997)
1992Tokyo Grand PrixTokyo International Film FestivalDeep Cover (1992)
1991Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalA Rage in Harlem (1991)
1985Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticThe Killing Floor (1984)



American Satan2016post-productionGabriel
Beyond the Silence2015completedDistrict Attorney Adam Stevenson
Restored Me2016Officer Brantley
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2016TV SeriesEd Pastrino
Between2015TV SeriesGord's Father
Bad Country2014John Nokes
Clipped Wings, They Do Fly2014District Attorney Adam Stevenson
Battledogs2013TV MoviePresident Donald Sheridan
Freaky Deaky2012Wendell Robinson
Chaos2011TV SeriesGeneral Margolis
The Big Bang2010Drummer
Henry's Crime2010Frank
Level 26: Dark Origins2009ShortJack Mitchell
My Own Worst Enemy2008TV SeriesSerge Khabako
The Boondocks2007TV SeriesDetective
The Go-Getter2007Liquor
Yellow2006/IMiles Emory
Lost2006TV SeriesWarden Harris
X-Men: The Last Stand2006Trask
Battlestar Galactica2006TV SeriesPhelan
Get Rich or Die Tryin'2005Levar
Karen Sisco2003-2004TV SeriesAmos Andrews
Fastlane2002-2003TV SeriesCapt. Bob Parish
National Security2003Lieutenant Washington
R.U.S./H.2002TV Movie
Red Dragon2002Police Chief
Love and a Bullet2002Mysterious Voice on Phone
Justice League2002TV SeriesDetective
Exit Wounds2001Chief Hinges
Never Again2001Earl
Who Killed Atlanta's Children?2000TV MovieChirumenga Jenga
Fever1999Detective Glass
The Limey1999Head DEA Agent (uncredited)
Foolish1999Studio Producer
Payback1999/IDet. Hicks
Black Jaq1998TV MovieIvor 'Max' Maxwell
Susan's Plan1998Detective Scott
Always Outnumbered1998TV MovieBlackbird Wills
Biography1998TV Series documentaryNarrator
New York Undercover1994TV SeriesHitman
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit1993Mr. Johnson
Menace II Society1993Detective
Bird on a Wire1990Albert Diggs
Samuel Fuller's Street of No Return1989Lieutenant Borel
American Playhouse1989TV SeriesFBI Agent #2
Action Jackson1988Capt. Earl Armbruster
No Man's Land1987Malcolm
Dallas: The Early Years1986TV MovieSeth Foster
Benson1981TV SeriesMad-Dog
Palmerstown, U.S.A.1980-1981TV SeriesLuther Freeman
American Gigolo1980Leon
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force1978TV MovieSgt. Langford
Love Is Not Enough1978TV Movie'Happy' Jordan
Charlie's Angels1978TV SeriesDavid Pearl
Starsky and Hutch1978TV SeriesOfficer Dryden
Car Wash1976Duane - Abdullah
On the Rocks1976TV Series
Kojak1976TV SeriesSylk
ABC Afterschool Specials1972-1975TV SeriesMr. Sands


Created Equal2017post-production
The Power of One: The Diane Latiker StoryDocumentary announced
Untitled Joe Louis Projectannounced
The Blexicans2015TV Series
Light Girls2015Documentary
Preying for Mercy2014TV Movie
Dark Girls2011Documentary
Not Easily Broken2009
Prince Among Slaves2007Documentary recreations director
Miracle's Boys2005TV Mini-Series 1 episode
1-800-Missing2004TV Series 1 episode
Robbery Homicide Division2003TV Series 1 episode
Fastlane2003TV Series 1 episode
Deacons for Defense2003TV Movie
Strong Medicine2002TV Series 1 episode
American Experience2002TV Series documentary 1 episode
Angel: One More Road to Cross2001Video
Living in the Spirit Revue2001Video documentary
City of Angels2000TV Series 1 episode
The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery2000TV Movie
America's Dream1996TV Movie
New York Undercover1994TV Series 1 episode
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit1993
The Cemetery Club1993
Deep Cover1992
A Rage in Harlem1991
The Outsiders1990TV Series 3 episodes
Brewster Place1990TV Series 1 episode
Gideon Oliver1989TV Series 1 episode
American Playhouse1984-1989TV Series 3 episodes
A Man Called Hawk1989TV Series 1 episode
Heartbeat1989TV Series 1 episode
Tour of Duty1988TV Series 1 episode
Miami Vice1988TV Series 1 episode
Spenser: For Hire1988TV Series 1 episode
Crime Story1987TV Series 2 episodes
Knots Landing1982-1987TV Series 10 episodes
The Twilight Zone1987TV Series 1 episode
Amen1987TV Series 1 episode
Starman1986-1987TV Series 2 episodes
Matlock1986TV Series 1 episode
Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI1986TV Movie
Fame1986TV Series 1 episode
Hell Town1985TV Series 1 episode
MacGruder and Loud1985TV Series 1 episode
Berrenger's1985TV Series 1 episode
Hill Street Blues1983-1984TV Series 2 episodes
Hunter1984TV Series 1 episode
Call to Glory1984TV Series 1 episode
Maximum Security1984TV Series 1 episode
Cagney & Lacey1983-1984TV Series 2 episodes
Emerald Point N.A.S.1983-1984TV Series 2 episodes
Dallas1983TV Series 2 episodes
Falcon Crest1982TV Series 6 episodes
Flamingo Road1982TV Series 2 episodes


The Power of One: The Diane Latiker StoryDocumentary executive producer announced
Untitled Joe Louis Projectproducer announced
Preying for Mercy2014TV Movie executive producer
Meeting Gary2014Short associate producer
And Then...2013Short consulting producer
Brooklyn Gangster: The Story of Jose Lucas2012consulting producer
Dark Girls2011Documentary executive producer / producer
Xelerate2011Short producer
Not Easily Broken2009producer
The Pact2006Documentary executive producer
Living in the Spirit Revue2001Video documentary co-executive producer
Hoodlum1997executive producer
Sweet Potato Ride1994Short executive producer


The Blexicans2015TV Series
Preying for Mercy2014TV Movie
Good Times1979TV Series written by - 1 episode

Assistant Director

American Experience2002TV Series documentary director of re-creations - 1 episode
Rude1982assistant director


Brooklyn Gangster: The Story of Jose Lucas2012special thanks
Salvation Road2010/IShort special thanks
Earshot2009special thanks
Free Meal2009Short special thanks
El pistolero del diablo2007Short grateful acknowledgment
Flat Dog Dreams2007Short special thanks
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee2007special thanks
Ax 'Em1992special thanks


Diversity in Hollywood2016TV Mini-Series documentary
Unsung Hollywood2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Movies and Stuff2016TV SeriesHimself
Strokes of Genius2015DocumentaryHimself
Actors Reporter Interviews2015TV SeriesHimself
Exhale2015TV SeriesHimself
Misguided Altruism2015Documentary
Celebrity Crime Files2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Zo What? Morning Show2014TV SeriesHimself
TakePart Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Fuller Life2013DocumentaryHimself - Reader (segment "Freelance")
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp2012DocumentaryHimself
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie2012Documentary
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The Brian McKnight Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Char·ac·ter: The Interviews2010DocumentaryHimself
Film Hustle2009DocumentaryHimself
On Profiles in Courage2009DocumentaryHimself
Directors on Directing2009DocumentaryBill Duke
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHimself
Baisden After Dark2008TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself
11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration2008TV MovieHimself
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success2007VideoHimself
Screen Nation Television and Film Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Commando: Pure Action2007Video documentaryHimself
Trailers from Hell2007TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Roots: Celebrating 25 Years2002TV MovieHimself
If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Predator: Character Design2001Video documentary shortHimself
Predator: Classified Action2001Video shortHimself
Predator: Old Painless2001Video documentary shortHimself
Predator: The Life Inside2001Video documentary shortHimself
Predator: The Unseen Arnold2001Video documentary shortHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Frank Capra's American Dream1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee: Director
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1991TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Welcome to the Basement2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Abdullah
Le Fossoyeur de Films2013TV Mini-Series documentary
Payback: Straight Up2006VideoDetective Hicks

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